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The Best of Conceptual Footwear: from Panel Wood to Perspex

The Best of Conceptual Footwear: from Panel Wood to Perspex

  (Concrete Boots AW13 from Black Black Gold) There is this horrendous cliché that every woman is either a “shoe girl” or a “bag girl”– meaning that we can simply bifurcate the entire female population into either being obsessed with shoes or handbags. The saying is obviously outmoded and irrelevant because there are, of course,...
Stephanie's Spring 2013 Playlist for ITYS: Part I

Stephanie’s Spring 2013 Playlist for ITYS: Part I

Yo dudes. Spring is here! Just came back from a nice swim in the London Fields Lido, feeling light, limber, and crisp, so I’m going to roll with it and casually throw some tunes up here that I’ve been vibing on lately. Enjoy!    1. “SNARL” – 18+ ft. AIDS 3-D I generally have been...
Dear Met Gala, 'Punk' and 'Goth' Fashion Are Not the Same. Or: How the Met Gala was an Epic Punk Fashion Fail

Dear Met Gala, ‘Punk’ and ‘Goth’ Fashion Are Not the Same. Or: How the Met Gala was an Epic Punk Fashion Fail

BY: STEPHANIE MALIK You do NOT shut down Dame Vivienne Westwood. While admittedly not the most shocking headline in the world, the fact is this year’s Met Gala, celebrating the opening of the new “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, did not only fail in the ordinary way we...
"BARBIE, COCA-COLA, GOD...IT'S THE SAME THING, NO?"

“BARBIE, COCA-COLA, GOD…IT’S THE SAME THING, NO?”

WORDS & FILM INTERVIEW by STEPHANIE MALIK IMAGES & FILM by HARLEY WEIR   As part of a behind-the-scenes film for i-D Magazine, I interviewed Edward Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff, head designers of Meadham Kirchhoff, backstage at their larger-than-life runway show at London Fashion Week. In the unexpectedly insightful, and endlessly quotable, interview Barbie is...
WILLIAM RICHARD GREEN MENSWEAR X FOOTBALL HOOLIGANS X LONDON FASHION WEEK

WILLIAM RICHARD GREEN MENSWEAR X FOOTBALL HOOLIGANS X LONDON FASHION WEEK

WORDS BY STEPHANIE MALIK Recently I assisted with this film for William Richard Green’s A/W 2012 menswear collection, which was not only part of the collection’s presentation on Menswear Day at London Fashion Week, but also premiered earlier this week as an exclusive on Dazed Digital, the website for London-based fashion magazine Dazed & Confused....
EDITORIAL LUST: INTRODUCING ΠMAGAZINE

EDITORIAL LUST: INTRODUCING ΠMAGAZINE

Cover Photographer//Yves Borgwardt Œ Magazine: proving that the printed word– or, in this case, the printed image– isn’t going down without a fight.   WORDS by STEPHANIE MALIK IMAGES COURTESY OF Œ Magazine (credits below) In this special edition of Editorial Lust, I would like to introduce Œ Magazine. Œ is an independent fashion magazine...
This one time, I lived without the internet for 3 months... -OR- my top 3 fave tunes since i rediscovered the internet

This one time, I lived without the internet for 3 months… -OR- my top 3 fave tunes since i rediscovered the internet

words by STEPHANIE MALIK So I moved into a new place in London around mid-October… and for some reason we STILL don’t have the internet. How could this happen? Well, after a rough initial withdrawal period, we all agreed (all 7 of us!) that it was actually nice not having the internet at home. Our...
APARTAMENTO MAGAZINE//I FEEL ORANGE LAUNCH PARTY

APARTAMENTO MAGAZINE//I FEEL ORANGE LAUNCH PARTY

WORDS by STEPHANIE MALIK IMAGES by ANGIE ABRAMOVITCH   Last week, in conjunction with acclaimed “post-materialist” interiors magazine Apartamento, I Feel Orange Magazine held their London launch party at the Rebel Dining Society in honor of their inaugural issue. The concept behind the new magazine, in its own words, is to offer “a compelling journey...

HEARTBROKE MIX

Recently heartbroken, the “Heartbroke” mix is a collection of the tracks that I’ve had on repeat lately, which deal with the themes of heartbreak and conflicting post-break-up emotions. While some songs are pretty obvious to put on this sort of thing (Kate Bush and Chris Isaak), other songs are relatively obscure motown/soul/pop tracks from the...
Crab with Bronze Brâncuşi Sculpture for a Shell//Opening Day at Frieze Art Fair 2011

Crab with Bronze Brâncuşi Sculpture for a Shell//Opening Day at Frieze Art Fair 2011

Today marked the opening of the annual Frieze Art Fair in London’s Regent’s Park and no doubt the highlight of the day was not the pseudo-DuChampian superyacht by Christian Jankowski (which can be purchased as either a seafaring vessel for €500,000 or as a “work of art” for €625,000) . No, the star of the...
I MADE THIS. YOU PLAY THIS. WE ARE ENEMIES:: VIDEO GAME "ART" OR PRETENTIOUS GARBAGE BY SOME CRAZY DUDE?

I MADE THIS. YOU PLAY THIS. WE ARE ENEMIES:: VIDEO GAME “ART” OR PRETENTIOUS GARBAGE BY SOME CRAZY DUDE?

  –Stephanie Malik The other day my friend Ellen, who is an amazing video games reviewer (no, I’m not biased), showed me what has to be the most bizarre video game I have ever played. It is a free online flash game called I Made This. You Play This. We are Enemies and it is...